John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History

By: Dean, Virgil W.

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From radical abolitionist John Brown to presidential candidate Bob Dole to visionary environmentalist Wes Jackson, Kansas history is bursting with fascinating stories of individuals who made a difference to the nation and whose lives reveal much about our collective past. Prominent Kansas historian Virgil Dean has gathered a distinguished team of writers - Thomas Isern, Craig Miner, and others - who have crafted incisive portraits of 27 notable men and women, covering 150 years of Kansas and American history. Here are agitators who moved their fellow citizens to action over political, social, and economic problems: not only John Brown, but also proslavery agitator William H. Russell; Mary Elizabeth Lease, lecturer for the Farmers' Alliance and Populist Party; Gerald B. Winrod, a.k.a. the Jayhawk Hitler; and Esther Brown, who challenged segregation in public schools.

Title:: John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History

Author:: Dean, Virgil W.

Categories: Kansas & Regional,

Publisher: University Press of Kansas: December 2005

ISBN Number:: 070061429X

ISBN Number: 13: 9780700614295

Binding:: Hardcover

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 130117